“Science Has Always Been Inseparable from Politics”

This pitch letter is part of The Open Notebook’s Pitch Database, which contains 290 successful pitches to a wide range of publications. To share your own successful pitch, please fill out this form.

The Story

“Science Has Always Been Inseparable from Politics”
by Ubadah Sabbagh
Scientific American, April 25, 2017

The Pitch

Hi Mike,

I wanted to run this by to see if you’d be interested. I’m currently working on a piece with a title along the lines of “Science Has Always Been Inseparable From Politics”.

In this article, I’m laying out my argument for why I believe science and politics have always been fundamentally intertwined, I then go over precedent in ‘science activism’, and finally tie it into the current climate today.

I’d love to know if this interests you. The March for Science is in two weeks, so this is obviously a timely subject.


Skip to content